It’s both thrilling and distracting – we’re bombarded with information, and can access a rich mix of information instantly – books, articles, newscasts, podcasts, videos, movies, radio channels, streaming music. Any time we’re faced with something hard or that requires sustained concentration we can “jump” to something easier and more appealing in the moment.
A friend observed that we used to build remarkable buildings and works of art and have long attention spans before the advent of television, Facebook, YouTube, and video games.
I advocate leaders “unplug” periodically but the real leadership skill now is being selective. Leaders need to tune into the better signals, and dial down the noise. Leaders must be consciously choosy about information input in order to lead wisely.
Here are seven questions to help you decide what’s worth consuming, and what should be skipped: [Read more…] about Better Signal, Less Noise